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Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 21 January 2015

$ million
Liabilities Movement since
Assets Movement since
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 11,199 - Gold and foreign
62,326 1,189
Australian notes on issue 64,842 -554 Australian notes and coin 1 -
Exchange Settlement Balances 17,279 -4,627 Australian Dollar
72,849 158
Term Deposits of Domestic Financial Institutions - - Clearing items (remittances in transit, receivables) 182 -43
Deposits of Governments and other customers     Loans, advances and all other assets 980 -16
Overseas institutions 1,352 123      
Australian Government 21,938 5,712      
State Government 226 -221      
Others 14 -1      
Other liabilities 19,488 856      
Total 136,338 1,288 Total 136,338 1,288

Explanatory Notes

  1. Gold and foreign exchange

    Changes in this item reflect transactions of the following kinds:

    1. the Bank's transactions in foreign exchange and foreign securities (including under repurchase agreements);
    2. earnings on foreign currency investments; and
    3. changes in the valuation of foreign currency and gold, and changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.

    In the week to 21 January the rise mainly reflects item (a)[back to table]

  2. Australian Dollar Securities

    Movements in this item reflect:

    1. the Bank's transactions in securities (including under repurchase agreements) with the private sector;
    2. subscriptions to new issues or redemptions of existing holdings of government securities by the Bank; and
    3. accrued earnings on securities and changes in valuation.

    In the week to 21 January the rise mainly reflects item (a)[back to table]

  3. Historical data on the Bank's liabilities and assets are available in Statistical Table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Weekly on the Reserve Bank's web site. [back to top]